How to Achieve a Comfortable, Classy Look for Summer with the Right Shoes

Fashion this hot summer has been so much fun! I often get asked what shoes go best with what type of outfit. The possibilities tend to be endless, so I have enlisted Mary Gross from Charlotte my new favorite face representing my work as the personal shopper with SouthPark Mall and Wardrobe Consulting. Mary’s own personal style is based on effortless, comfortable dress for her busy life as a copy writer for Boone Oakely and as a freelance writer for the Charlotte Agenda. I am tickled that she is allowing
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Seven Tips for a Successful Family Photo Session

Do you envy those family photos where everything looks coordinated and perfect? Finding a photographer that will capture your family’s character can be a challenge, but even more challenging is deciding what to wear! With some simple planning you can create a spectacular family photo that your family will cherish forever! Location, Location, Location To ensure the look you choose won’t clash with the room décor, first think about where the picture will be displayed in your home, or office. Next, give thought to where you would like your picture
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Top 10 Tips For a Complete Vacation Wardrobe

Regardless of whether you are going to the beaches of Hawaii, the smoky mountains in Tennessee, or to a vineyard in Napa Valley, your vacation wardrobe can be kept to a minimum. Check out these tips that will ease the packing process and ensure you have a complete wardrobe. Start with a packing list. As you read these tips be sure to jot down the items you will need to pack in your suitcase. Check the weather and see if the place you are staying has laundry facility. It will determine
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Putting “How to Dress as a Wedding Guest” to Work!

Yesterday I caught up with Charlotte Agenda senior writer Mary Gross. I was charged with the task of finding a dress for two summer weddings she’s attending. Did she read my newsletter? And how perfect was her timing? She had a short list of requests for the dress: blue, khaki, no pink or too girlie, and most importantly with a sleeve and under $200. My challenge took me shopping at SouthPark Mall to a variety of stores: Nordstrom, Macy’s, The Limited, J Crew, and Dillard. Meeting Mary at the Ebar
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How to Dress as a Wedding Guest

How often do you receive an invitation for a spring or summer wedding and wonder what is appropriate to wear? Be prepared with selections that would work for any wedding you may be invited to. The invitation’s formality is generally the first clue, along with the time and location. Some invitations include a dress code for wedding guests. Regardless of what is printed on the below are tips on how to dress as a wedding guest: This is the bride and groom’s big day and a family celebration. Be respectful
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